The scenic, peaceful journey to Ban Sangkong village is an opportunity to savor the majesty of nature first hand with beautiful river views at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers. Traverse a traditional bamboo bridge at the end of the peninsula before a short hike to the top of the hill, where endless views over the mountainous terrain await. Experience a sacred spirit house - the king’s guardian – which is a daily pilgrimage for local villagers who climb the hill to leave their offerings.
Next stop is Wat Xieng Lek, one of the oldest of the beautiful temples to be found in Luang Prabang. Here, an elderly and revered abbot resides and if he is home you may have the opportunity to enquire about your future. Approaching Ban Sangkong village on foot, you will experience a culture steeped in the ancient handwoven textile and paper-making traditions. Learn about the production of Saa paper and a variety of traditional textiles from the local artisans, while discovering more about the role local crafts have played in village life as well as helping to shape the colorful cultural identity of Luang Prabang. Finish off your explorations of this unique community with a tea break on the balcony of a rural weaving house with beautiful Mekong river views, before walking back across the bridge.